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Christmas Prayer

This prayer was given to us by one of the sisters in the community.  I strongly suggest you try it out with me!

Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold.  In the hour, O my God, hear my prayer and grant my desire, through the merits of our Savior, Jesus Christ and of His Blessed Mother.

(It is an aged-old custom in the church to say this prayer 15 times a day from Nov. 30 to Christmas and it is piously believed that whoever does so with love and devotion will receive special graces for Christmas.)

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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in Inner Reflection, Prayers

 

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Thoughts From A Notebook

I have a little notebook that I jot down things that are said or ideas that I heard that strike me as interesting and something to hold onto.  Here are some of the things that have crossed me path.

At night there are tears, but joy comes with dawn.  – Ps 30

Many sorrows has the wicked but he who trusts in the Lord, loving mercy surrounds him. – Ps 32

Who are you going to let show, Jesus or Judas?

Wake up and turn around, come back.  – priest who said mass

I live within you, rest now in me. – hymn

Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me? – hymn

To make a right decision in your vocation, you must meditate upon it before our Lord and pray, pray much. – Don Cafasso to Don Bosco – Biographical Memoirs Volume II pg 162

Whatever you do, just don’t miss now.

Those who trust in Him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones, and his care is with his elect. – Wisdom 3:?

Allow God to find you.  Allow Jesus to find you.

As we seek Jesus, allow Jesus to find us, then our lives will be totally changed.

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in Inner Reflection

 

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Resume

A certain vocation director who fished me in had this on her blog, I thought I would share it with all of you!

 

The Resume of Jesus Christ

Address:     Ephesians 1:20

Phone:        Romans 10:13

Website:      The Bible . Keywords: Christ, Lord, Savior and Jesus

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Objective

My name is Jesus -The Christ. Many call me Lord! I’ve sent you my resume because I’m seeking the top management position in your heart. Please consider my accomplishments as set forth in my resume.

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Qualifications

I founded the earth and established the heavens, (See Proverbs 3:19)

I formed man from the dust of the ground, (See Genesis 2:7)

I breathed into man the breath of life, (See Genesis 2:7)

I redeemed man from the curse of the law, (See Galatians 3:13)

The blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant comes upon your life through me, (See Galatians 3:14)

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Occupational Background

I’ve only had one employer, (See Luke 2:49 ).

I’ve never been tardy, absent, disobedient, slothful or disrespectful.

My employer has nothing but rave reviews for me, (See Matthew 3:15 -17)

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Skills Work Experiences

Some of my skills and work experiences include: empowering the poor to be poor no more, healing the brokenhearted, setting the captives free, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind and setting at liberty them that are bruised, (See Luke 4:18).

I am a Wonderful Counselor, (See Isaiah 9:6). People who listen to me shall dwell safely and shall not fear evil, (See Proverbs 1:33 ).

Most importantly, I have the authority, ability and power to cleanse you of your sins, (See I John 1:7-9)

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Educational Background

I encompass the entire breadth and length of knowledge, wisdom and understanding, (See Proverbs 2:6).

In me are hid all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, (See Colossians 2:3).

My Word is so powerful; it has been described as being a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path, (See Psalms 119:105).

I can even tell you all of the secrets of your heart, (See Psalms 44:21).

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Major Accomplishments

I was an active participant in the greatest Summit Meeting of all times, (See Genesis 1:26 ).

I laid down my life so that you may live, (See II Corinthians 5:15 ).

I defeated the arch enemy of God and mankind and made a show of them openly, (See Colossians 2:15 ).

I’ve miraculously fed the poor, healed the sick and raised the dead!

There are many more major accomplishments, too many to mention here. You can read them on my website, which is located at: www dot – the BIBLE. You don’t need an Internet connection or computer to access my website.

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References

Believers and followers worldwide will testify to my divine healing, salvation, deliverance, miracles, restoration and supernatural guidance.

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In Summation

Now that you’ve read my resume, I’m confident that I’m the only candidate uniquely qualified to fill this vital position in your heart. In summation, I will properly direct your paths, (See Proverbs 3:5-6), and lead you into everlasting life, (See John 6:47 ). When can I start? Time is of the essence, (See Hebrews 3:15 ).

 
 
 
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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Random Things

 

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Courageous

This is the first track of Casting Crowns’ new album Come to the Well.   As well, I have post a video that explains the story behind the song.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Right Decisions

“To make a right decision in your vocation, you must meditate upon it before our Lord and pray, pray much.”  Don Cafasso to Don Bosco – Memoirs Volume II, page 162

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2011 in Living Salesian

 

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Evangelical Simplicity

The flow of grace into a soul is often hindered and postponed indefinitely by that unwillingness to become as “little children.”

Simplicity orientates the soul in the right direction, to an encounter with Christ.

 Simplicity captures the light of God.

Holiness is Union.  Unity through simplicity.

Perfection and sanctity consist in union with God through charity which urges the will to fulfill God’s commands promptly and with constancy.

Thought from a class I take, Salesianity.  The book with use is “A Soul Led by the Holy Spirit” by Sr. Lina Dalcerri, FMA.

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2011 in Inner Reflection, Living Salesian

 

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Some Thoughts on Community

Community is the greatest joy and the greatest challenge.

People are healed and saved in the context of community (most of the time).

We don’t have to do everything, the Lord is already there.

Not everyone has the capacity of community.

A community can never become life-giving without solving conflict.

Communication can cause miracles.

To be successful in faith-sharing, there has to be enough faith and trust.

Community is a carefully orchestrated dance.

We cannot have people substituting what belongs to Jesus Christ.

When each person working on growing, the whole community grows.

You can’t say hello until you learn to say goodbye.

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2011 in Inner Reflection, Living Salesian

 

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